Architect 3D Model Designer

Black Spectacles
Added on: 22 May 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 June 2024

At Black Spectacles we have ambitious plans to help support the architecture community, and we need an architect to help us execute that vision. We’re on the hunt for an Architect to provide 3D modeling expertise to teams to help us achieve our ambitions.

Are you passionate about architecture and making an ambitious impact on the architecture and design community.

  • Love to work on small, remote teams
  • Owns it- comfortable taking responsibility for your work
  • Take calculated risks and encourage others to do the same
  • Take a world-class approach to everything you do
  • Makes it safe to share ideas
  • Takes care of your people

If this sounds like you, we need to talk!

Black Spectacles is an ambitious group of 25 fully remote teammates with the goal of growing to 75 over the next two years to support our purpose of helping architects thrive in their careers, trying to achieve big things to support the architecture community.

At Black Spectacles, you’ll benefit from working with a team who lives and celebrates our values every day, and you can be sure that you will regularly see and feel the impact of your work. As a fully remote company you’ll benefit from working from home year round, and from quarterly company trips to keep you connected to your team.

Black Spectacles has been recognized by Great Place to Work and Built In as a great place to work, by the American Institute of Architects for the national impact we’re having on the profession of architecture, and has been recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

To keep that momentum going strong, we’re on the hunt for an Architect with 3D Modeling experience using Sketchup to create 3D graphics of architectural buildings for our learning videos and help bring the ideas we’re teaching to life.

You Will:

  • Collaborate with the learning team to produce high-quality 3D assets for video content using SketchUp
  • Coordinate closely with the Art Director and Subject Matter Expert to define asset requirements
  • Engage in regular storyboarding sessions to visualize learning materials effectively
  • Participate actively in project meetings for progress updates and reviews
  • Refine assets based on feedback from the Art Director or Production Team
  • Be proactive in identifying opportunities to use 3D model examples for particular lessons
  • Maintain rigorously organized SketchUp model files.
  • Stay informed about advancements in graphic design technologies and methodologies
  • Focus primarily on designing and animating objects and buildings; character modeling and animation skills are not required


  • Possess 3-5 years of creating 3D graphics and animations using SketchUp
  • You are a licensed architect or working toward licensure with at least 3 years of experience
  • You have experience with commercial projects from start to finish (including bidding, SD, DD, and CA)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Previous experience with storyboarding and visualizing complex concepts through design
  • Strong attention to detail, communication skills, and project management abilities
  • You love learning new things: you’re excited to dive deep into reference materials and resources to determine the information that is the most pertinent to the exam, and how to present it.
  • Preferred, but not required: you have experience teaching, mentoring, or helping others prepare for the ARE.
  • Familiarity with After Effects and/or Premiere Pro is a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise in 2D design using Illustrator is a plus


  • Chicago based, fully remote role
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental, Vision, Short-term / Long-term Disability and Life insurance
  • Flexible Savings Accounts and Health Savings Accounts
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Employee referral program
  • Team events & quarterly gatherings

Black Spectacles is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply online: Link

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